UAL Corporation, the holding company for United Airlines, announced that John Tague has been named president of United Airlines. As president, Tague has responsibility for all airline management functions, from sales, marketing and revenue management to the quality of customer service and products, as well as the safe and efficient operations of the airline, including United Express. Tague continues in his role as executive vice president of UAL Corporation and also serves on the Executive Council of the corporation.
“John is leading the work to drive performance across our airline - focused on delivering sustainable improvements across the operations to benefit our customers and driving consistent cost and revenue results,” said Glenn Tilton, UAL chairman, president and chief executive officer. “John and the team have made solid progress against our goals by leading the industry in cost control and by making operational improvements, including finishing first in on-time arrivals for the first five months of 2009. John is responsible for driving results that will continue to improve our customer satisfaction scores and will position United as an industry leader across all key metrics.”
UAL also announced that Kathryn Mikells has been named executive vice president of UAL Corporation and continues in her role as chief financial officer. Last year, Mikells was named senior vice president and CFO. She is responsible for all corporate finance functions, including treasury and strategic planning, as well as mergers and acquisitions.